Friday, September 14, 2012

Hein Should Return the $3000

Terry Bernardo is making a stink about $3000 in contributions Mike Hein received from members of an Albany law firm that was awarded a no-bid contract worth nearly $1 million:
The Ulster County Legislature is being asked to approve a $900,000 contract with an Albany law firm to provide legal services regarding labor relations, contracts and negotiations.

The non-competitive contract was proposed by the administration of Democratic County Executive Michael Hein, whose election committee has received over $3,000 in campaign contributions from its principals.
The article goes on to say that Bernardo isn't accusing Hein of any wrongdoing, but that there could be an appearance of impropriety. For once, I agree with Bernardo -- this, despite the mind-numbing irony of such a statement coming from an elected official who has become virtually synonymous with cronyism.

The easiest way for Hein to eliminate any appearance of impropriety would be simply to return the $3000. End of story.


  1. Funny how there are NO COMMENTS on this one
    If it was a GOP'r, this blog would be innundated with nasty remarks.
    Double standard as always from the Left.


    Good for you Cloakroom for pointing this inequity out to the kool-aid drinkers.

  2. I would be curious to know how much this law firm has given to all Ulster elected officials since the first contract was signed by the Republicans in 1991.

  3. I got news for you. There is a good reason the so-called Left is not defending Hein and that is because he is a Republican. Always has been. He only enrolled as a Dem to get elected.
    He has never been embraced by the Democrats and rightfully so because he has never embraced Democratic philosophy to governing. He is far closer to a Tea Bagger. This law firm contributes to politician all over the place. They buy entree' with contributions and get no bid contracts in many municipalities who negotiate Union Contracts. Look it up.

  4. Why would anyone, Republican or Democrat, award a contract for $900,000 without putting it out to bid. Just doesnt make sense. Glad someone caught it.

    Also, why would any politician take a contribution from a company that had a contract ,or business that was about to be awarded. Am I missing something?

    This whole thing smells like rotten fish.

    Also, seems your buddy Robin Yess has figured out a way to defend this fiasco, and in a surprise move, (lol) , has managed to blame none other than Terry Bernardo for the entire problem. At least this blogster has the class to call a spade a spade. Not so, "Liberty Coalition".

  5. I just love how Bernardo sniffs out any hint of impropriety in Hein's office, while she blatantly, with that creepy smile plastered on her mug, shoves her own political malfeasance in everyone's face.

    That said, I agree with you, Cloakroom -- Hein is above this type of activity and should simply return the donation.

    Bernardo should just be run out of town on a rail. Tarred and feathered, too!